Azurescens Magic Mushroom
Psilocybe azurescens is a species of psychedelic mushroom whose main active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin. It is among the most potent of the tryptamine-bearing mushrooms, containing up to 1.8% psilocybin, 0.5% psilocin, and 0.4% baeocystin by dry weight, averaging to about 1.1% psilocybin and 0.15% psilocin. magic Azurescens Magic Mushroom
A psychedelic surprise may be thriving in your local garden
Potent Psilocybe mushrooms are thriving in landscaped urban environments in the Pacific Northwest—which hints that their future is tied to people.
The genus Psilocybe contains some 180 species (with new species still being discovered) found within a broad range of habitats. With the growing acceptance of psilocybin’s medicinal potential, people are researching the genus in more detail. One of the species that draws attention—due to its potency and ease of outdoor cultivation—is Psilocybe azurescens. Azurescens Magic Mushroom
It is worth noting that harvesting Psilocybe azurescens is a potential felony that is enforced by local law enforcement agencies. The cultivation of Psilocybe azurescens is illegal in many countries and considered “manufacture.”
Psilocybe Azurescens, a.k.a. Flying Saucer Mushroom, Blue Angels, Azzies, or Indigo Psilocybe
The most well-known of the Genus Psilocybe is Psilocybe cubensis (Earle) Singer, a tropical/sub-tropical species which often grows in cow dung. They have a thick stem, a broad brown/yellow cap, and a skirt-like annulus. P. cubsensis are very easy to cultivate, and publicized most notably by Terrence McKenna and his “5 grams in silent darkness”, something you probably wouldn’t want to do with Psilocybe azurescens Azurescens Magic Mushroom!
Psilocybe azurescens are often referred to by a variety of common names: Azzies, Astoriensis, Flying Saucers, Blue Runners, Blue Angels, or Indigo Psilocybe. With their caramel-colored caps, bright white stems, and broad umbo (the “nipple-like” structure in the center of the cap), Azurescens are quite distinctive in appearance, once you “get your eye in.” To the untrained eye, many Psilocybes can look like any other LBM’s (little brown mushrooms) hiding amongst the undergrowth. The general advice is to know the features of the species you are looking for, but also the ones you are not. Members of the genus Galerina, for example, can be deadly, and many other lookalikes can be poisonous. Azurescens Magic Mushroom
Discovery of Psilocybe Azurescens: Strains in Oregon
As the story goes, they were first found In 1979 by a group of Boy Scouts, camping close to the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon. Some commentators assume they were probably known before this time, with local foragers referring to them as Psilocybe astoriensis or Psilocybe cyanescens var. [variety] “astoria ossip.” In 1995, mycologist Paul Stamets and his colleague Jochen Gartz formally described and named “Psilocybe azurescens”—after Stamets’ son Azureus, who had in turn been named after “Azure,” the color that psilocybin mushrooms bruise when damaged. Azurescens Magic Mushroom